“Old Song, New Lyrics” (Power does not respect powerless)



The lawyer whose client, George Zimmerman, first made Florida’s Stand Your Ground law famous has become a potential unlikely ally in calling for at least limited reform of the law.

Mark O’Mara said he plans to propose a rule limiting when juries would be instructed on the notorious self-defense law, which allows deadly force with no duty to retreat. The law first came up in the killing of Trayvon Martin when police cited the law as a reason for not initially charging Zimmerman. After national outcry, Zimmerman was charged 44 days later, and Zimmerman’s lawyer later opted not to specifically raise the Stand Your Ground defense at trial.


(Nicole Flatow)



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